Joanna Diakos is a litigation partner in the firm's New York City office. Her practice involves the representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies and individuals in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters, including disputes arising out of M&A deals, stockholder class actions, trademark litigation, trade secret litigation, and business-to-business disputes (e.g., breach of contract, fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation, tortious interference, unfair competition, defamation, breach of fiduciary duty). Joanna has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, including large scale discovery, motion practice, and trial.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Joanna practiced at a large New York based international law firm, where she focused on representing the SIPC Trustee in all aspects of a broker-dealer liquidation, including in adversary proceedings against third parties alleging breaches of fiduciary duties, negligence and fraud.
Joanna serves on a number of firm-wide committees, including the firm's Women in the Profession Committee, the professional development committee and the pro bono committee. She is also a member of the New York office’s associate review committee. Additionally, Joanna is counsel to and a board member of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and is also on the advisory board of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF).
- "Court Rejects Fraud-Based and Uncapped Indemnification Claims of Great Hill Partners," Delaware Business Court Insider, 9 January 2019
- “Chancery Rejects $122M Damages Bid Over Plimus Deal,” Law360, 27 February 2020